|Founder Jill Homiak wearing her bust covering design|
All the tops I had were blousy so they would fit over my chest, but I never felt as professional as I would wearing a collared button-down.
About 5 months into my job, I received an email from my staff manager at the end of the day. She had written that my outfit was ‘inappropriate’. I was in grey dress pants, a burgundy silky deep v-neck and a cream colored tank, all from Banana Republic. What was inappropriate about that? I happened to be in flip-flops walking from the subway to my desk when she had seen me, so I wasn’t sure if she meant my shoes or not. I responded and asked her to specify. She said my top was “too revealing”. I was angry and embarrassed to say the least. This woman knew nothing of my struggles to find appropriate clothing to cover my bust, she was a tall stick figure! The tank I was wearing had a built in bra which I had to pull at throughout the day to stop it falling down and revealing cleavage. I guess she saw me in between modesty pull ups! Even wearing a camisole under the v-neck had failed me!
~ Jill Homiak is the Founder and Designer at Presenza
What do you think of Jill's designs? Do you usually have to wear a camisole under your shirts as a security in case of poppage or gaping? xx